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Yup 7100

Post by bongouk » 17 Sep 2004, 09:20

Hello!

Bought a yuppy 7100 a few weeks back and was wondering if I got an ariel upgrade what sort of diffirence it would make to what I can receive, i.e would I be able to pick things up that I woldnt with the stock ariel.

I`m only talking about a replacement mobile one or a discone.

I particular like listening to SW radio, would I improve reception replacing the ariel or would I be better saving up for a decent dedicated SW receiver

Thanks in advance

Paul

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Post by milkybarkid » 17 Sep 2004, 11:22

i have no idea

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Post by Andrew » 17 Sep 2004, 23:50

My AoR does not too bad with a high gain telescopic, even my frequency counters one, when it comes to shortwave flavoured radio. Again the location you are in counts for a lot. If your house is mainly built of breeze block, that can stop signals.

I'm quite high up, but it's directional too.

It would be best to try a better telescopic, high gain preferably first, if not happy, then a dedicated radio after that.

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Post by mycbworld » 18 Sep 2004, 16:06

With my 7100 on the sw, I found several metres of wire tacked around the picture rail helped. a decent short wave aerial should make a vast improvement. I also found that even a magmount scanner ant just placed on the window sill made a huge diference on vhf/uhf. I can't comment on an external aerial for vhf/uhf cos i'm in rented accom and cant put up an external one.
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Post by Mr_Sandman » 28 Dec 2004, 07:30

watson w-881 super gainer is a cracking aerial too

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Post by kilbirnie_scanner » 15 Jan 2005, 23:49

i have a mvt 7100 myself .you would be better off using a long wire ant a think or make your own

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